How do zoom shooters actually calculate their shots?

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OP deednets Forum Pro • Posts: 11,927
Re: A few thoughts on that…

Tuonov2 wrote:

deednets wrote:

So how do you - as a zoom shooter - "calculate" any of the above shots?



In exactly the same was as you would calculate for a prime, is there any other answer?

A bit too simplistic. My original post wasn't about using a zoom at an EXACTLY the same focal length as a prime, but using it as a framing tool. Like you stand in front of a group of people and then crop by zooming.

The DOF changes as you do this, in contrast to:

using a prime or

using the zoom at particular focal length without changing.

I have no idea as to how else to explain what I am after, but it seems this is really a difficult enough question for most.

Now, since you responded to the post with the examples, how would YOU zoom in (not using 35mm F2!) and get this "look" when your framing is somewhere further away and you zoom in?


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